Below are some frequently asked questions about the Forest Five event if you have any additional questions please contact the Race Organiser, Shaun Wilde.


How can I register?

The cost to enter is £6 for affiliated runners and £8 for unaffiliated runners, and we encourage as many people as possible to enter online in advance as limited entries will be available on the day.

Click here to register online.

If the online entry is full there may be an option to register on the evening. To access any additional places please arrive to register before 7pm.


When is the event taking place?

This years event will take place on Wednesday 17th July at 19:30.


Where does the race start and finish?

The race will start and finish from the Leathers Smithy pub. Trentabank, Nr Langley.


Where should I park?

Race parking is next to Ridgegate Reservoir and at the Macclesfield Forest Visitor Centre. Cars must not be parked in the Leathers Smithy pub car park.

What time should I arrive?

Arrive in good time; the start is a 10 minute walk from registration.


Where can I collect my race number?

Race Numbers can be collected from 6:00pm on race day from the Macclesfield Forest Visitors Centre, Trentabank, near Langley.


What shoes should I wear?

The route is mostly on good quality forest tracks but there are some stepped boardwalks to negotiate.


What toilet facilities are there

Toilet facilities are available at the Macclesfield Forest Visitor Centre but are extremely limited.


What refreshments and meals are available?

The race starts and finishes at the Leather’s Smithy pub where you can go for post-race drinks and also a meal (a table booking is recommended).


Where do proceeds from the race go?

All proceeds will go to the East Cheshire Hospice.


Are there any prizes?

There are trophies for the first male and female, and for the winning inter-club team. There are no prizes and all money raised will go to our local charity - East Cheshire Hospice.

Where can I find my results?

Results will be posted on the website after the race.


What If I can't make it?

There will be no refunds issued for this event.